It’s official, this Monday, August 3, 2020, Tony Parker announced to his fans on his Twitter account that he was going to divorce his wife, “after 9 years together, during which” the athlete and the mother of his two “wonderful” children “shared a lot of happiness”. “This separation will be guided by total mutual respect while preserving the well-being of our two sons. We are making this information public to avoid any rumors or speculation. No comments will be made on this aspect of our privacy. Thank you. “, concludes the former basketball player.
This news had the effect of a bomb on social networks, especially since it is the second divorce of the 38-year-old athlete. Indeed, in 2007, Tony Parker was married to the beautiful Eva Longoria, after three years of love. In 2010, their story ends. It seems that the distance and possible infidelities of the NBA champion are the cause of their breakup. Since the end of 2011, the former playmaker shared the life of Axelle Francine, journalist by profession. They organize their engagement during the summer of 2013 and welcome a little Josh into their life on April 29, 2014. The former lovebirds pass the ring on February 1, 2016. Their second son, named Liam, utters his first cry on July 29 2016.
A wedding that was called off
Married twice in his life, Tony Parker could well have walked past the altar a third time, at the very start of his sports career. Indeed, as announced by our colleagues from the Parisian in 2007, the famous basketball player could have become the husband of a certain Loriane, with whom he lived just before meeting Eva Longoria. Originally from La Rochette, near Melun, in Seine-et-Marne, the latter should have married Tony Parker in Cancun, Mexico. Their union lasted six years and the white dress had even been ordered. However the lovers did not go to the end of things. The young retiree would nevertheless have remained on very good terms with his former father-in-law Pierre Yvroud, Mayor of La Rochette. When he was 17 and was in a relationship with the latter’s daughter, William Anthony Parker II of his real first name already knew that he was going to be well known and work for the National Basketball Association. “He already had extraordinary will and maturity,” said Pierre Yvroud.
Tony Parker divorce: who was Loriane, his first love? © Instagram